Chris Lighty's Wife, Brother React To His Death

Chris Lighty's wife and brother react to the news of the veteran manager's apparent suicide.

The world of Hip Hop is still reeling from the news of veteran manager and founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty's suicide last week. Now, two of Lighty's closest family members speak on the tragic of lost of the Hip Hop icon.

Chris' wife Veronica Lighty spoke to the New York Daily News about the loss of her husband and the speculation that their financial situation and rumored divorce played a part in his suicide. She dispelled the rumors, saying that not only had they paid down most of the $5 million they owed to the IRS, but that they were in the process of repairing their marriage.

"My husband was too smart of a man. He was a genius. No smart man is going to leave his children for fighting with his wife," she said. “That makes absolutely no sense. We had a passionate relationship. We fought all the time. I had filed for divorce last year, but retracted it. That was my gift to him [for Father's Day]. Chris had a lot of weight on his shoulders.”

She added, “My husband was obsessed and adored me. He was one of the most beautiful people that I have ever met in my life. Let him die proud, at peace because that’s what he needed and that’s what he wanted. He just wanted peace and he wanted to relieve all that stress.”

Chris' brother Dave Lighty also spoke on the tragedy with Hot 97's Lisa Evers and FOX 5 News. He said that he refuses to believe that his brother would be so exasperated by his financial problems to have taken his own life; rather, he feels that there's a deeper story to the incident that he implores the police to investigate.

"I'm a little surprised, shocked and lost at this moment," he said. "I want the truth to come out. This isn’t my brother. My brother was a strong person…nothing is adding up. I can’t get a direct answer from anybody…I understand there’s a process to be followed. I can’t even get clear answers from people I think I should be getting clear answers from."

He added, "Everyone’s like, ‘That’s not the Chris I know,’ in no way, shape, or form. Things were popping. Yeah, we’re in a bad economy, that’s everywhere. Nah. Not this. We’ve been in way worse situations than this. I just want to know what really happened to my brother…I just want the truth. The truth.”

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23 Comments

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  • CommonSenseAintCommon-Obviously

    I think divorce laws should be changed.Firstly a man should not go broke or bankrupt just to pay alimony or child support.He should be meant to pay the exact amount he was paying for child up keep when the child or children lived with him.Secondly during a divorce a man's responsibility (financially,emotionally &otherwise) is to his CHILDREN ONLY.The wife could fuck off and fend for herself,he shouldnt hv to pay her a dime IF she is the one asking for divorce.Lastly since we are suppose to be in a "gender equality era"(some crap that is by the way cos they treat women better than men in court)shouldnt the child support be split equally among the divorcing partners?.That is what has to be done.

    • Fuck Outta Here

      I believe if the wife makes more money and the kids go with the dad after the divorce, she pays out the ass. However 90% of judges will side with the mom.

  • Baby Chris

    "I had filed for divorce last year, but retracted it. That was my gift to him [for Father's Day]. Chris had a lot of weight on his shoulders." She added, My husband was obsessed and adored me." She is MAD conceited!!

  • CommonSense

    I think divorce laws should be changed.Firstly a man should go broke or bankrupt just to pay alimony or child support.He should be meant to pay the exact amount he was paying for child up keep when the child or children lived with him.Secondly during a divorce a man's responsibility (financially,emotionally &otherwise) is to his CHILDREN ONLY.The wife could fuck off and fend for herself,he shouldnt hv to pay her a dime IF she is the one asking for divorce.Lastly since we are suppose to be in a "gender equality era"(some crap that is by the way cos they treat women better than men in court)shouldnt the child support be split equally among the divorcing partners?.That is what has to be done.

    • Anonymous

      A pre-nup has no bearing on child support. My advice to you all is to keep the receipts of what expenses are NOW, so if you are in that predicament they can see what it took instead of what she and the judge thinks.

    • COMMON SENSE

      Nigga's jocking my name now. I'm flattered.

    • HHFAN

      I agree 100% & that's why I got a prenup too. I told my wife once before we got married that if we ever came to an end the same thing. Especially if some other n*gga move in, I'm not paying to support him too. Kids only and I want receipts. Men, (especially if you're making money), get that prenup. If she catches feelings over it, then she isn't the one.

  • Anonymous

    Who started G-Unit?...me that who...

  • Anonymous

    No disrespect to his family but I feel no sympathy for a man who has a family and takes his own life, having had it happen in my family I can vouch for how much damage it can cause. In my personal view (don't kill me for it) it's one of the most selfish things a person can do it that situation. My thoughts are with his family nonetheless.

    • R.Pgh

      cosign. It's the pussy way out of life. I've had 3 different friends over the past decade do that and am not afraid to tell the rest of my friends it's a bitch move.

  • Anonymous

    He did not kill himself. However, when you have wealthy enemies, they have access to flawless murderers.

    • Anonymous

      do you even know what however means? apparently not. and ure an idiot. typical keyboard warrior making baseless speculations about someone you dont even know.

  • SCHWARZ

    Meanwhile the know-it-alls who swore their internet comment section opinions mattered more than the people who were actually close to him will secretly wish it IS suicide just to benefit their conscience..........

  • So Sad...

    I work in the mental health field. I will say that you never know completely what someone is going through. I understand that his fam is saying that he is a strong person and that he wouldnt do this, but you never know what some is dealing with even if you know them well.Suicide is NOT preventable. People who do it have a methodical plan at times and part of that plan is covering up thier feelings very well. I am still sadened by baby Chris's actions and I wish his fam the best.

  • www.marlosbeats.com

    How these rich ppl keep ending up in these wild goose chases with the IRS baffles me...RIP nonetheless...

  • Anonymous

    There is no such thing as "dying proud" is you commit suicide. Unless you are some kind of warrior.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, more like die a COWARD. If we all just killed ourselves when things got tough, the only people left would be the Republicans.

  • hank hill

    Illuminati uses you up and discards you as soon as they can

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